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Post by Dandelion on Thu May 23, 2019 6:22 pm

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Great Marsh [Terminal] || Afternoon [Storming]
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Tension weighed heavy on Seek's shoulders. She sat stiffly, digging her claws into the floor as she tried desperately to weigh and reassess their options. It.. did not look good. As Shenron helped Felix down his medicine she could see the ease working its way into the Sylveon already. It wasn't long before he was out, already drowsed by the potent drug. Hopefully that's a good sign. Eleroo was always pretty sluggish after his meds. Maybe adults were worse off or something.

Taking in a deep breathe the Aiveon felt the stress within her muscles. With an exasperated sigh she got back to her paws and started padding closer to the others. What do we do? The weather was still too bad to safely leave- the mudslide could have easily been fatal! If Shenron had to carry Felix would he of been able to avoid it and protect his flame? No.. Even Shenron has limits. Clenching her teeth the child could feel her stomach knotting up. Maybe.. we should fortify this place? If they were forced to stay even longer they could get it locked up tight. Or lock ourselves in..

It was the strangest sensation. Her pelt was crawling with ants yet heavy with water, her stomach twisting yet hallow as she struggled to breathe and keep her mouth moist. I don't know what to do.. How could she? How was she supposed to know all the answers? "Shenron," she started, forcing her voice not to shake. "Do you think we're safe here?" Her turned, flashing her worried blue eyes toward the much larger Pokemon. "Do we have any chance of making it out?"

Eleroo's hot breath started to fog up the window. He saw nothing, still, and the sound of Seek's steps were really making him anxious. Following in her steps he hopped down to the floor and kept low to the ground as he walked. She seemed so stressed, and while he would have given anything to soothe her nerves no words came to mind. We're sitting Ducklets and she knows it.. The sound of his heartbeat began to echo in his ears. Surely, there had to be another way. They got back here without planning it after all.

Tapping his claws on the floorboards Eleroo realized that could be it. Uxie. Maybe the legend could port them all out? He seemed reluctant to do so but if they had no other options then he couldn't say no, right? Slinking forward the Radeon moved quietly, not wanting to attract attention and bother Seek anymore than she already was. Rounding far to Felix's otherside he could see the pixie there, except he was on the floor? Eleroo froze, unsure of what that meant, before moving with even slower steps. He had never seem the legend grounded before.
"Are you alright?" He asked quietly, his voice filled with concern. He had been acting odd since their encounter but he had failed to notice him lose his levitation. Was he wounded?
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Great Marsh|Afternoon (90)

Shenron watched Felix drift into sleep and exhaled. Drowsy is good. Drowsy is to be expected. He sat watching the kit for a moment before realizing he was being addressed by Seek. Asking him if they were safe here. If there was a chance of them making it out. He kept his expression simple and indifferent to not let it betray how he felt. How he didn't know. A Pokemon can plan but the Legends will laugh. Yes the undead were highly predictable. They messed up. Boy did they mess up at times... "I would say we have a high chance of making it. Lest we are careful and observant. Panic and recklessness are the enemy of staying alive" It was easy for him to say that. So easy fr them to. They flew. Most undead lacked the capacity of flight if they once had it. Shenron did not suggest abandonment of course. He would take Felix and Eleroo in his arms to beat a hasty escape if need be. "Why do you ask? Is something on your mind?"

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"Are you alright?"

Uxie was in a daze, memories swirling within his mind that should not belong to him. In a relative sense this was a small incident, but it was no less debilitating as his numb body rested lightly upon the cold floor. The factors were against him- exhaustion, suddenness, and hasty teleportation. It would pass, as it always did, but the legend would never learn to enjoy the feeling of vulnerability.

"Yes."

The word mimicked Eleroo's softness as the legend regained focus on that that was around him. The mental infestation was residing, no matter how slight or slowly, and his attention could move back to the other Pokemon. "Twas just a side effect." Offering no further explanation Uxie moved his long tails around, a motion for the Radeon to back away and allow him room to breathe. With quiet between them he could resume listening to Felix's inhalations and noticed a stark improvement post medication. "He has improved." He commented, the transition in topic being thorny and obvious, perfect for getting away from their prior subject.


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The dragon was thoughtful, seeming at ease as he considered the question. How could he be so calm with all that had happened? "I would say we have a high chance of making it. Lest we are careful and observant. Panic and recklessness are the enemy of staying alive." Though the Charizard had no way of knowing about her shameful actions Seek couldn't help but feel that was a jab at her. A single bird had completely derailed her, and in that panic she had been reckless. Biting her lip she pushed her paws in closer to her body. She had been careless. "Why do you ask? Is something on your mind?"

For the first time her helmet felt like a weight upon her head. A heavy, forgettable weight that the others didn't think to realize. With a rough swallow the Aiveon dug her claws into the floor and could not bring her eyes up to meet Shenron's as she answered. "I.. wasn't thinking." Her breath caught in her throat, and though she her pelt was burning with shame dared to lift a paw to show the other Pokemon. "I just wanted inside. I forgot, I mean, I didn't even think about the mud." Her paws shook as she brought the other up. Beneath the grime she could see her pads once more, precious pink peaking out from all the brown that had decreased in thickness. Looking behind her Seek could see faint paw prints within the room where she had walked, but they were nothing compared to Eleroo's dirty marks.

"..I- I left a trail for them." She confessed, tears daring to ooze from her eyes. With a sharp flick of her head toward the Charizard the child made hard eye contact as she barked. "My prints are all over their store!" Mud, water, possibly blood.. she had made her presence clear. Seek's breath hitched, growing fast as the alarm returned. "I was in a panic, okay!? I didn't know where I was; I was just trying to get away!" She was a terrible leader, a failure even, running away from a single enemy. "Maybe they would have left us alone, but not now. Not when they have an obvious trail." Hanging her head low she gave Felix a quick glance before staring at the floor once again. "I've put us all in jeopardy.. all cause I couldn't bother to wipe my paws."


"Yes. Twas just a side effect." Eleroo felt no ease from the response. The Legend was not acting normal, and as he pushed him away the Radeon felt no closer to the truth. The bird acted odd too. It was like nothing he had ever seen and just thinking about it felt a sour taste in his mouth. But why? What had happened..? "Of what..?" He pressed curiously. He was no stranger to side effects, he had taken more than enough medication for a lifetime, but never did it effect more than one Pokemon life this. But it didn't matter. When the child backed away Uxie made no intention of answering him. It's focus hit that of the Pokemon beyond them, and a positive observation was made. "He has improved."

Tipping his head toward the resting Sylveon Eleroo could not prevent himself from frowning. "Yes, he has. Thank goodness." Even with an occasional cough the improvement in his breathing was drastic and Eleroo felt with great confidence that he would made a good recovery. If the stars aligned Felix would be up and at 'em when once the storm lightened up, and they could leave this place peacefully, but Seek's stressed voice said otherwise. "You left a trail?" He Chatoted, eyes going wide as the implications hit him. Was that why she wanted to know about others, about a way out? What have you done...?
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Great Marsh|Afternoon (91)

Shenron wished Seek had just said it was a kit worry. Just anxiety. He could deal with an anxious kit. Not what she said. A trail... Evidence... Reason to come looking..! Even if the medicine they took served them no purpose or they had an excess, uninfected Pokemon do revenge for much less. Shenron sputtered trying to formulate a response that wouldn't scare her or show the rage bubbling under his scales. Remain calm. In and out. Nice and easy. "As much as I hate to say, that must be an issue to deal with it when it comes... Unless you'd prefer we leave before they come. If they do" He personally wouldn't leave until they came looking. If they even did... But that was from his times of travelling alone. Where his missteps were his problem alone. Shenron shook his head gazing out the window. "However either way someone should be keeping watch... Just to be safe" His voice trailed off a bit but he didn't quite look back at Seek either. Maybe afraid his feelings would show on his face. Concern. Fear. Disappointment. So many feelings.

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With a fluid, seamless heave, the legend reclaimed his place in the air with his tails dragging behind as though they were a springboard. Uxie would not have it on his record that he showed weakness or took pity from a mere mortal, and pushed the incident away as though it had never happened. Hovering over the drowsing Sylveon he tested for high thermals and was pleased at the progress being made. It would take time for him to recover but Uxie was confident that the human innovation had done its intention.

However, he could investigate it no further before Seek confessed something crucial to Shenron. Uxie had thought it peculiar that she had obtained the medication after defecting them to the undead, but he hadn't given it any thought with the dizziness he had felt. Foolish girl. If this was truly their storage or claimed property then it would be prudent to believe it would be patrolled regularly, especially after spotting the intruders within the city.

"What's done is done." He spoke firmly as tension escalated within the room. "We must prepare for a when and not if. There is still a chance for diplomacy, but if they label us as thieves on top of intruders we must be ready to take action." Angling his head toward Felix he wondered if the sick creature would be ready to run. Could Shenron fly with him in tow, through the storm no less? The future was uncertain, and Uxie ignored it for the present.


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He didn't need to say it. Even with her eyes downcast to the floor Seek could feel the emotions within the dragon. She had messed up, messed up real bad, and the other Pokemon had every right to be furious with her. She expected a lot worse, yelling, fuming, screaming.. but aside from the tense quiet that followed there was only Eleroo's pitiful fear. It was enough to break her heart had Shenron not contemplated a response. "As much as I hate to say, that must be an issue to deal with it when it comes... Unless you'd prefer we leave before they come. If they do." Nodding to the first part Seek followed up with a shake of her head. Throwing it back to look at Felix she felt herself sink deeper into her paws at how tired the guy was after his drugging. How would moving effect him, or the chill from the rain? We should wait.. if at all possible." It wasn't optimal, none of this was optimal, but what choice did they really have?

"However either way someone should be keeping watch... Just to be safe." "I'll do it." Eleroo offered almost immediately. With a quick glance at Uxie he turned on his heels, claws clicking against the floor as made his way to the couch under the window. With a careful hop the child made his way onto its back and settled in with his blanket across his spine. If there was anything he was confident in it was his ability to watch and listen. "What's done is done." Uxie said, choosing to add to the discussion. "We must prepare for a when and not if. There is still a chance for diplomacy, but if they label us as thieves on top of intruders we must be ready to take action."

Diplomacy.. Could they really try that? We have nothing to offer. The food they had was technically not theirs, the shelter was not theirs either, and the medicine was clearly taken without permission. With a rough swallow Seek got back to her paws. "If they come before we leave let's try being civil." The words shook as they came off her tongue. What if the others had no intentions of talking things out..? "We should have an escape plan ready though." With running through the mud-ridden ground being impractical flight was the obvious choice. She could, Shenron, and Uxie, but the other boys.. "Shenron, how much can you carry when flying?" One passenger was understandable, but two, when speed was a factor no less? I wonder if I could carry him.. She wasn't very big, and holding a Pokemon of similar size would be a struggle to say the least.
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Great Marsh|Afternoon (92)

Shenron watched Eleroo stake out on top of the couch and hummed softly. He almost missed Seek's question as he was thinking. "Hmm, I carried my trainer with ease. I doubt either kit weighs as much as she did" His mind however posed a different dilemma. The rain. He could survive the rain assuming he flew quickly and burned hot. He couldn't do that with passengers. Not unless they could tolerate his temperature climbing. He was burning a bit hotter to keep everyone inside warm but his tail would be burning hot enough to steam rain before it reached the heart of his tail flame... "Have you a destination in mind? Veilstone and Sunyshore are not ideal due to their size but they are close..." There was a lot of space to go but Shenron feared he would never get too far without resting.

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"We should have an escape plan ready though."

The motion was no more than a slight tip of his head but Uxie gave a nod of approval nonetheless. The young one was thinking ahead, cautious yet thoughtful compared to the bold and hasty attitude she shown upon their meeting. Yet he couldn't help but find her disregard of his psychic abilities uncanny. Had a reluctance for them been displayed and noticed by the youth, enough so that she would not consider him in their efforts to escape? It was rather peculiar.

"Have you a destination in mind? Veilstone and Sunyshore are not ideal due to their size but they are close..."

The legend had never been one to recall the names humans placed upon their villages. It offered him little, though the knowledge did come after years of hearing those words. Even without a confirmation of the places and names he knew being one in the same the legend could assume as much as he mapped out the locations within his mind. Should they seek to run a new hideout of closer proximity was being overlooked.

"If you triangulate those human settlements mine brother's lake should rest within the center. Though it is no doubt overrun by the undead I do recall a small outpost to its south."


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"Hmm, I carried my trainer with ease. I doubt either kit weighs as much as she did." The dragon seemed thoughtful, and though he did not say directly that it'd be easy he seemed confident with his ability to carry them. "Well, there's that." Though it aided her some relief the child could not shake the stress from her shoulders. Distance, speed, rain, weight, darkness... were there any factors in their favor? Scuffing her paw across the floor the Aiveon started to doubt her own ability to fly out of this safely. Afterall, she wasn't able to fly off the rooftop earlier so how would she justify ascending in a panic?

More so, where would they go? "Have you a destination in mind? Veilstone and Sunyshore are not ideal due to their size but they are close..." Her memory was fuzzy of anything prior to the horror she faced within the Marsh. Though individuals and stops on their journey stood out the Aiveon couldn't really remember how she got to this city, or even what connected to it. "No, I don't." She admitted, digging her claws anxiously into the floor. "But close is better than nothing. We can camp in some trees or on a roof if we have to." Undead were a predictable lot in the sense they went after the living. If they could keep them away they'd be fine, but you couldn't say the same to strategizing, intelligent Pokemon. What if these Pokemon give chase? How far would they have to run?

Seek shook that thought away. No, no they will stay here at their base. Looking at Eleroo she wanted reassurance that they weren't coming, that for now at least they were still safe. The Radeon's gaze was sliding across the glass, but whether it was her stare boring into him or her reflection in the window something told him turn around. With big red eyes he blinked at her before realizing what her expression said, and quietly muttered, "Nothing yet. It's still clear." As he turned back around Seek's ears drooped. But for how long? Even her planning wasn't going fast enough.

Suddenly Uxie spoke up with an odd suggestion. "If you triangulate those human settlements mine brother's lake should rest within the center. Though it is no doubt overrun by the undead I do recall a small outpost to its south." Triangulate? The Aiveon pushed half of what he said aside and instead latched on to one key thing- a destination. "You're saying there is a place that's close? Would it be owned by these Pokemon?" If they could make it to an outpost maybe they could wait out the rain, night, or panic.
"If it's tiny would it still be standing?" Eleroo asked anxiously. Most the big cities were in disarray and looked awful, but the small ones had so little leeway to give. A visual formed in his mind of a pair of collapsed buildings with no where to shelter and no energy to press on. "Are you sure your.. brother, was it?- lake wouldn't be safe.?"
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Great Marsh|Afternoon (93)

Shenron was observing out the window as well. Still listening as was proper and thinking. Yet watching the leaves and branches bend and tremble beneath the wind and rain calmed him. His mind almost wanted him to sleep as if the cold pangs of anxiety were nothing. His attention was drawn away slowly as Uxie spoke. "You speak of Valor Lakefront don't you? The resort there?" There wasn't anything to say it was safe but plenty of things to say it wasn't. Shenron could recall that the resort was spaced with many small dwellings and typical resort amenities. It had been too fancy for his master to indulge outside of an overnight stay but he remembered the large communal area's kitchen and the security building. It was small like this building but had bullet and shatter proof glass windows and a massive deadbolt to the doors controlled by an electric switch. However they could be forced with enough strength. Was that why Uxie wanted to go there? Was it out of the territory range of these Pokemon?
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"You're saying there is a place that's close? Would it be owned by these Pokemon?"

A lesser being would have snapped back at the child. The former he had already stated, and the latter would be brazen to claim he knew outside of assumptions. Though the answers or clarity she sought were rightful they had already been divulged. "Close relative to the other locations mentioned. The distance could place it in the realms of an outpost, but a foot journey in this weather would prove tedious in the least." Traveling between the locations would take time, and giving chase so far from their base seemed unlikely.

"You speak of Valor Lakefront don't you? The resort there?" Shenron knew the name of this place; that made things simpler. With a slight nod the legend acknowledged the being. "Yes. Choosing it is a mere suggestion, but small chances must not be overlooked." If the group or Seek decided to go for a larger destination the travel would be much harsher and exhausting. A midpoint respite was almost assured, and the hour would be late and dangerous when and wherever they ended up downing for those hours.

"If it's tiny would it still be standing Are you sure your.. brother, was it?- lake wouldn't be safe.?"

Uxie paused, his mind wandering to times long past. Azelf's lake had taken severe damage at humans hands, and now it continued to do so by that of others. Their last meeting, when was that now? He had not returned to his own home in some time and it was no doubt overrun in his absence. He could only assume that, with Azelf astray, his was no different.

"Without mine brother there to keep it pure the lake would be as all other places. The undead have no reservations about trampling upon sacred ground, and their presence is all but assured within those woods."


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